Spectacam is a dual video sports camera with WiFi capabilities for the sports enthusiast wanting a lightweight, streamlined, functional and cool looking camera to document their adventures.
Safety – Spectacam will be the silent scarecrow and eyewitness. Cyclists and motorcyclists will have footage of any accidents and incidents that happen on the road. This is especially important if they were assaulted or hit by a hit and run driver for example. Footage can be used to prosecute offending motor vehicles, but hopefully motorists will realize that they are being recorded and treat the Spectacam user with more respect and courtesy.
Training – Spectacam’s versatile camera adjustment can record multiple angles of the sportsman’s training to have double the footage for post activity analysis.
Experience – Spectacam will record the users experience so they can share it with others. Consumers are reaching a state of “hypermobility,” rapidly adopting mobile technologies and downloading apps that keep them connected anywhere, anytime.
(Sidelining a bit.. It’s Josiah Ng here!)
Dual-camera view capability allows user to shoot front and rear videos simultaneously
Smartphone integration allows user to control camera functions live and remotely
Blue LED Lights indicate camera power mode.
Smart adjustability of both cameras makes it easy to change angles of view.
Compact and aerodynamic design makes it one of the smallest and most streamlined helmet cameras in the world.
Versatile mounts can fit a wide variety of helmets as well as handlebars, and other surfaces using included 3M double-sided adhesive. The above image illustrates an example of the camera on the cycling handlebar – front and rear view, with rear view pointing upwards to face cyclist, to capture facial expressions.
- Resolution: 2 X 1080p cameras
- View Finder/ Playback screen: With iPhone/ Android app
- Field of View (FOV): Medium
- Memory Storage: Micro SD card
- Battery Life: Approx. 3 hours
- Weight: approx. 60 grams/ 2.1oz
- Microphone: Internal
- Waterproof: Water resistant, with the aim of achieving IP55 rating
- Mounts Included: Helmet mount which will fit most vented helmets and 3M double-sided adhesive mount for ventless helmets
- Camera Angle Adjustment: Manual, built-in
- WiFi: Built-in
HOW IT WORKS
Spectacam mounts directly onto user’s helmet using the Velcro strap mounting system. With a click of the main power button, the camera automatically starts recording. User has the option of connecting to the smart phone via WiFi and Spectacam smart phone app to view live images on both cameras. Images can help the user adjust both cameras angle of view. Other possible options include a rear view only function to use this feature as an electronic “rear view mirror”. Camera settings can be customized via the Spectacam smart phone app.
HOW IT ALL STARTED
Spectacam was conceptualized when 3-time Olympian Josiah Ng first saw a need for a streamlined helmet camera to use on a daily basis, which would help to analyze his training as well as to record his rides for safety reasons. He spent a lot of time training on public roads and often encountered motorists who acted inappropriately or even dangerously towards him. He envisioned having dual cameras recording any potentially negative incidents as well as anything exciting on his rides.
Josiah formed Specta Technologies to partner with Outerspace Design Group from Melbourne, Australia to design and develop the dual camera prototype. The alpha-prototype was constructed in July 2012.
Specta Technologies LLC was incorporated in Nevada. Our objective is to bring to market the world’s first dual video sports camera with WiFi capabilities for the sports enthusiast wanting a lightweight, streamlined, functional and cool looking camera to document their adventures.
Here are some early photos featuring our work in progress.
Above: Some styling cues.
Above: Concept refinement